9.1 miles from New Bullards Bar Reservoir
Tara is a cozy, romantic and elegant cabin located in the Sierra Foothills at about 1800 feet elevation. It is 650 square feet of charm nestled into a pristine private sanctuary of 30 acres of pines, cedars, madrones, and oaks. Situated above Rock Creek, there are private swimming holes, waterfalls, and large granite flat rocks for sunbathing. This is a “too good to be true” place to get away from it all. You can hear the birds singing and water tumbling in the creek. A cathedral of trees caresses you as you sink into the solitude.
SPRING has arrived in the Gold Country. The light feels different. New leaves are appearing. Daffodils and other flowers are out, fruit trees are blooming, grass is bright green. Oak leaves are a chartruese green! Still chilly nights, and days in the 60's and 70's, . So come on up! These are perfect days for exploring the town, hiking or walking around our beautiful area, and returning to cozy cabin comfort. Or just enjoy a slow and peaceful day at the cabin, lying in the sun all year round, sitting near and floating in the creek in warmer weather, (the water is perfection!) reading or napping. Evenings are sweet in the fading light of the day, perhaps enjoying a glass of wine on the deck or just being toasty next to the woodstove, followed by a soak in the hot tub overlooking the creek.
The cabin is one room with wooden beam ceilings and wooden floors, surrounded by windows with green tree-filled views and creek frontage. There are only curtains on windows near bed, and all large windows are uncovered. There is unsurpassed beauty in all directions from windows and decks. The cabin has french doors that open onto multi-leveled decks in back overlooking the creek. There is a small camp at Lover's Pool in Summer, with chairs, floats, chaise lounges, and an umbrella. Bring your food, a towel, your reading material, and stay for hours in Heaven.
Lover's Pool path to creek is steep in spots, with some steps, dropoff on one side, rope to hold across rocks. The swimming hole called The Baths is more easily accessed, but requires walking across granite rocks. ASK Property Manager about access, and difficulty factor.
Our outbuilding called the Buddha Hut now sleeps 1 or 2 in Queen Bed. Located across the parking area, and just opposite the cabin, it is light and airy, a perfect, small sweet spot for extra friends. On the deck in warmer months are chairs and a sail for shade. Guests may use the Compost Toilet and sink located in Buddha Hut overnight, and use the cabin bathroom for general use. Buddha Hut may be rented in conjunction with the cabin, but not rented separately to another party at the same time.
Whether you choose to relax on the deck, cozy up to the woodstove on crisp evenings, dip in the swimming holes, sunbathe on the warm rocks in warmer months, or venture out to explore the historic sites of the Gold Rush towns of Nevada City and Grass Valley, you will be enthralled by the relaxed pace and ambiance of the area. Nearby, you can visit the old gold mines at Empire Mine State Park, or at Malakoff Diggins. Or visit the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport and see the covered bridge, scenic river overlooks, enjoy hiking trails, and incredible swimming holes, some with beaches. There is swimming, boating, canoeing and kayaking at nearby Scott's Flat Lake as well. There is also South Yuba River access at Purdon Crossing and Edward's Crossing near the cabin.
Heading up to higher elevations to view the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, check out Donner Lake and the historic town of Truckee, is a delightful day away.
A great base for snow exploration, Tara is 1/2hr. from free snowshoeing and crosscountry skiing up Hwy. 20. It is 45minutes - 1 hour from downhill skiing and other snow fun at Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Boreal, and Royal Gorge.
4wheel drive is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED/ ESSENTIAL when coming to Tara in Winter months. Although the cabin is usually below snow level, when it's storming, or snow or ice is present, it's best to be safe and prepared. Part of the road to Tara is gravel/dirt, and there is a paved, steep, final descent to the cabin. Paved area can get icy, as temps dip. Sand, ice melt, snow shovel on hand.
Nevada City, a 12-15 minute drive away, has great shopping, and a variety of excellent eateries, from upscale fare to informal dining. The town also features live theater and music, bookstores, outdoor cafes and art galleries. It is well worth a visit to take a walking tour of this historic and charming Gold Rush town, have a bite to eat, and perhaps have a wine tasting at our many local winery shops.
Grass Valley, like Nevada City, has many buildings dating back 100+ years, and is just a 18-20 minute drive from Tara. There are charming antique shops, restaurants, wine shops, the old Holbrooke Hotel, a movie theatre and two Cornish Pastie establishments, serving the favorite of gold miners long ago. The Center for the Arts is located on Main St., presenting wonderful live theatre and multi-cultural music events with top musicians.
COVID-19 INFO FOR CABIN.
PLEASE don't come to the cabin if either in the party is sick.
Call Linda, the Property Manager right away. Thank you.
In order to provide a safe visit for all....
* PLEASE wash your hands often, when you arrive, and each time you return to the cabin.
* All cleaning procedures on the property follow World Health Organization and Center for Disease Control regulations, and those recommended by VRBO.
* All bedding and towels will be washed and sanitized for each set of guests.
* Surfaces and furniture, doorknobs, stove, dishwasher, kitchen cabinets will be wiped down with proper cleansers designated to remove bacteria and viruses.
* Spray bottles of of diluted Lysol, bleach and water, water and vinegar will be available. 80% alcohol Hand Sanitizer provided.
* Hot tub cleaned and sanitized with chlorine for each set of guests.
* Outside furniture, cushions, deck railings and grill will be disinfected if needed. If in the prolonged sun , or rain, disinfecting may not be done.
* There is no longer a 24hr. buffer on either end of the stay.
PLEASE bring your masks, and any personal sanitizing agents you wish to use.
Keywords:Stand alone Cabin, Creekside, Secluded, Private Swimming holes